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Wild Devil - Victory Brewing Company

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very good

661 Ratings
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Ratings: 661
Reviews: 476
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 14.03%
Wants: 31
Gots: 26 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Victory Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
American IPA w/ Brettanomyces.

(Beer added by: Kadonny on 05-08-2008)
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jonziefle

North Carolina

1.85/5  rDev -51.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Appearance: Poured a light copper amber color with a light haze. Very bubbly off white head that poured right out of the glass. Almost too much carbonation; very hard to pour. Plenty of visible carbonation. Lots of lacing because there is way too much head.

Smell: A strong off-smell of fresh band-aids or gauze. Not sure if this is the "funk" the label talks about. Hard to notice much else besides this smell. Sour. It appears I might have gotten a bad bottle.

Taste: More rubbery off-taste. Very earth, sour, and yeasty. Really odd flavors that just don't work for me.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a strong carbonation bite. Alcohol is well hidden.

Drinkability: Not a good beer in my mind. Hard to pour (overly carbonated) with an off nose and taste.

Buy Again? Yes, because I can't believe that Victory could make an IPA this bad.

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2010 04:51:45 | More by jonziefle
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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GreesyFizeek

New York

4.18/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Bottle purchased from Nathaniel Square Corner Store.

Pours a rusty looking amber, with a towering, 4-5 inch head that dissipates in a few minutes, Fairly decent spidery lacing down the glass.

Smells like some vestige of Hop Devil- fairly earthy and spicy, with a good portion of sweet malt aromas, along with funky Brett aromas that bring to mind Sweet Tarts or Smarties.

The sweet chalkiness continues in the flavor, and is honestly really nice. Spicey and herbal hops are prominent, showing the untamed Hop Devil is still somewhere back behind the Brett assault. The Brett also lends some juicy sweetness as well. As it warms up, the bitterness becomes a little more pronounced.

Medium bodied, funky, bitter and dry mouthfeel- slightly creamy. There is a low level of carbonation.

This is very solid. It's much closer to a hoppy American wild ale than a Brett IPA- as the Brett completely takes over the proceedings, and leaves Hop Devil wimpering in the corner.

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2014 03:31:40 | More by GreesyFizeek
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4.16/5  rDev +8.1%
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Great looking beer- deep copper color with a thick marshmallowy head. The nose is intense and perfumy, like a fresh bouquet of flowers. Wow- the brett and base beer work so well together. There are also tangerine peel and pine notes. Slight graham cracker and caramel round it all out. Mostly it's the floral brett that dominates the nose, though. The palate is freakin' gorgeous- so Goddamn smooth and velvety- this time it's more earthy, but the floral overtones are still there. The brett lingers for a bit, but then gives way to a long lasting toasty finish, maybe with a hint of leather. Well done, Victory- maybe not as complex as something like Bitter Monk, but this has such a comfortable, worn-in feel that shows that you've done it well in your own way.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2014 14:30:52 | More by TongoRad
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BEERMILER12

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3.98/5  rDev +3.4%
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Bottled On 11 JUN 2014

A: Pours a nice amber color with 2+ fingers of head that slowly settles down to a frothy cap that leaves decent lacing

S: A bit of the Brett to start things off, along with a nice fruitiness and some citrus and piney hops. Some lightly sweet malts also balance things out a little

T: Starts off with some lightly funky Brett that imparts some leathery notes as well as some fruitiness and other complexities. Some piney and citrusy hops come in next, along with the lightly sweet maltiness. Finishes with a light, lingering bitterness and a bit more Brett character

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation

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Wild Devil from Victory Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 661 ratings.